Marshall Hall was born December 30, 1970 in Lexington, KY, to a musical family – parents Alice and Dale, older brother Mitchell, and younger brother Matthew. “Mom and dad were always sitting at the piano singing duets. They loved music, and my dad was a great singer.” This love of music was passed down to Marshall, who grew up spending countless hours singing and listening to records. “I loved how the music made me feel, and I really enjoyed dissecting the harmonies and arrangements,” he recalls.
Marshall’s love of singing lead him to major in vocal performance at his father’s alma mater - Anderson University. While singing at a church he attended there, Marshall was approached by a local producer to sing for a project on which he was working at Gaither Studios. “It was the coolest experience standing in that room behind the microphone. I had no idea that was the beginning of something.” Marshall became a full time session singer shortly after graduating from Anderson. For the next 13 years, he found himself in various cities singing for a variety of people. “Sometimes it was Louisville singing about hamburgers, and other times it was Nashville singing on someone’s record. It was rarely boring, and a whole lot of fun – for a single guy.”
During one session for Bill Gaither, Bill asked Marshall to join the Gaither Homecoming artists in Memphis, TN for a videotaping. Subsequent videos followed for Marshall, including a taping at Carnegie Hall in New York City. “My dad loved watching the Gaither videos. He was pretty proud I was a little part of the music he enjoyed so much.”
In December 2002, Marshall met Lori Vick, and in April of 2003, they were married. The couple has two daughters, Presley (born in 2006) and Reese (born in 2008). “I love my little girls – they have me happily wrapped around their fingers.”
January of 2004, brought Marshall and his new bride some changes, when Guy Penrod called to talk about an opening in the Gaither Vocal Band. After a long audition process, Marshall became the group’s new baritone. “I had been a fan of the GVB for a while – this was and still is a very big honor for me.” He spent the next five years with the Vocal Band. During that time he was a part of three of the band’s studio albums, including the Grammy nominated and Dove award winning “Give It Away,” and the Grammy winning “Lovin’ Life.” “I loved every single bit of my time with the Vocal Band – they are a great group of guys, and I cherish my friendships there.”
Since his time with the Gaither Vocal Band, Marshall joined with Daywind Records to create a solo project. With help from current Vocal Band member Michael English, and Rascal Flatts member, Jay DeMarcus, this new recording has Marshall excited about the future. “I am amazed at how God has chosen to lead me into so many wonderful ventures. This album we’re working on right now is very special to me – I’m excited and hopeful at how God might choose to use it.”
Marshall and his family currently reside outside Phoenix, AZ, where they serve at Mountain Park Community Church.